Document No 4482: Shamrock and Columbia (foreground) racing neck-and-neck at the start of the second race of the 1899 America's Cup

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AUTEUR : James Burton

REF : 0

EDITION : 1899

BATEAUX : COLUMBIA SHAMROCK

DATE : 17 Oct 1899 - 11:05

COURSE : 6

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NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :

SHAMROCK DISABLED LOSES SECOND RACE; Her Stout Topmast Snaps Short Off Soon After the Start. GREAT BLOW FOR SIR THOMAS.

NEWPORT, R.I., Oct. 17. -- The second of the races for the America's Cup was won by the Columbia owing to an accident to Shamrock. The course was over an equilateral triangle of ten miles to each side, and it was so set that the first leg was to windward. The two yachts made a beautiful start and went off on a long port tack soon after going over the line...

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